[ US /ˈtæsɪˌtɝn/ ]
[ UK /tˈæsɪtˌɜːn/ ]
  1. habitually reserved and uncommunicative
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How To Use taciturn In A Sentence

  • They said that as their longer "taciturnity" might cause the ruin of his Majesty's affairs, they were at last compelled to break silence. The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Complete (1555-84)
  • Lawson's ‘The Teams’ is still one of my favourite poems - partly because I know how accurate was Lawson's description of the taciturn, hard-working teamsters.
  • Agrippa, and the rest of his weeping friends earnestly besought him, osculantes obsecrarent ne id quod natura cogeret, ipse acceleraret, not to offer violence to himself, with a settled resolution he desired again they would approve of his good intent, and not seek to dehort him from it: and so constantly died, precesque eorum taciturna sua obstinatione depressit. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • In the West, his reserve with men had been labelled taciturnity or swollen-headeduess, which did not fit the case at all; whilst, in spite of his perfect manner towards them, his indifference to woman _en masse_ or in the individual was supreme and sincere. The Hawk of Egypt
  • She had become tense and taciturn, particularly with me, and for no reason that she would vouchsafe. THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK
  • My father is an ex-serviceman. As he is introspective and taciturn, I seldom hear the word "love" in his speech even once. According to mother's evaluation, he is a thin-skinned man.
  • This man, taciturn, clearminded, laborious, inoffensive, zealous for no government and useful to every government, had gradually become an almost indispensable part of the machinery of the state. The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3
  • But in her usual taciturn manner, the president kept silent, leaving it to her ministers to justify the hikes to the public.
  • He was his usual taciturn self at the postgame press conference. Globe and Mail
  • He is famously taciturn in interviews, and not big on stage patter either, preferring to flick through his back catalogue with the minimum of fuss. Times, Sunday Times
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